e alexander

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  • Assistant Professor

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Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs, The Ohio State University
MSW in Child and Family concentration – with an interest in anti-colonialist macro social work, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa


Centering BIPOC womxn and QTPOC: e's scholarship explores relationships among neocolonial subjectivity and subjection on college campuses, community cultural wealth (Yosso, 2005) in higher education, and intersectional organizational violence in academia’s operations. They are interested in campuses as service providers and practitioners as helping professionals, campus-community partnerships, cultural practices as survivance among students and practitioners, and campus activism. Finally, e is an advanced qualitative methodologist and enjoys experimenting with research approaches to construct modalities that reflect BIPOC womxn and QTPOC lives.

Selected Publications

Pasque, P., & alexander, e (Eds.). [forthcoming, 2022]. Advancing culturally responsive research and researchers: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods. Routledge. 

alexander, e. [in press, 2021]. Healing ourselves through Black mothers’ wisdom. In T. Kress, C.  Edmin, & R. Lake (Eds.) Critical pedagogy for healing: A soul revival of teaching and learning. Bloomsbury Press. 

alexander, e. [in press, 2021]. The Elders’ pedagogy: Teaching as survivance in the academy. In T. M. Kress & R. Lake (Eds.) Radically dreaming: illuminating Freirean praxis and emerging from dark times. DIO.

Rivera, M., Prieto, K., Jaggars, S., alexander, e, & Folk, A. (2020). “Open”-ing up courses for diversity and deeper learning. International Journal of Open Education Resources3(2). https://www.ijoer.org/open-ing-up-courses-for-diversity-and-deeper-learning/ 

alexander, e. (2020). Embodied: Afrocentric spiritual identity development of Black femme students. In J. T. Snipes & S. Manson (Eds.) Remixed and reimagined: Innovations in religion, spirituality, and (inter)faith in higher education (pp. 71-87). Myers Education Press.   

Selected Presentations

Snipes, J. T. & alexander, e. (2020, November 20). Bringing (Big)Momma with me: A collaborative autoethnography of classroom pedagogy. Annual Conference, Association for the Study of Higher Education. 

Uanhoro, J. O., & alexander, e. (2020, November 19). Race, salary, and employment status among faculty: A generalized multilevel correlation analysis. Annual Conference, Association for the Study of Higher Education. 

alexander, e. (2020, November 13). Making the “post” turn in education research for Black womxn. Annual Pre-Conference – Council for Ethnic Participation, Association for the Study of Higher Education.

alexander, e. (2020, March 4). A spiritual identity development model for Black femme college students.2020 National Convention, American College Personnel Association. 

alexander, e. (2019, April 6). The mammyfication of Black femme faculty at predominately-white institutions: Professional socialization, promotion, and tenure. 2019 Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association.